Catherine Byers (Actor)

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"Bobbie" Catherine Byers has narrated many talking-books for the American Foundation for the Blind as well as extensive commercial voice-over work.

She appeared in the following 35 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
02/21/1975 0227 The Weavers of Death An investigator looks into the death of an old flame during a robbery at a mini-mart. He soon uncovers a more sinister plot.
03/17/1975 0240 Every Blossom Dies A young lady is murdered and the investigator leading the case becomes the main suspect. His boss is unwilling to believe the facts and his wife dismisses the evidence against him, one of them being a note from the victim herself.
04/15/1975 0257 My Own Murderer Joe Vinacelli is obsessed with murdering Joe Vincent. The latter goes into therapy to seek help as we slowly understand that the pursuer and the pursued are the same individual. But things get creepy when Vincent gives both his therapist and himself - the slip.
05/05/1975 0268 The Paradise of the Devil A night guard is killed and his daughter promises her small inheritance to the person who finds the killer. But the inheritance isn't as meagre an amount as she imagined.
06/05/1975 0286 The Plastic Man A reprobate philanderer gets entangled with a married woman. He is unfortunately ignorant about the fact that her husband is a talented parapsychologist with immense telekinetic destructive powers.
07/22/1975 0313 The Poisoned Pen When a group of people suddenly perish under after getting a strange missive, the thing that ties their circumstances together is that they each ridiculed a two-bit actress.
08/05/1975 0321 Hung Jury A mediocre accountant leading a double life is romantically entangled with a prostitute and knee-deep in gambling debt outside his normal world. When the bookies come knocking at his door, his real life is threatened. He comes across the solution to his problems when he is asked to serve jury duty for a crime he actually committed!
10/21/1975 0365 Million Dollar Murder A struggling businessman discovers his true nature and that of the people close to him when a rich woman asks him to dispose of someone for the sum of one million dollars.
03/05/1976 0443 The Infernal Triangle Finally free from her sister's shadow, Ann Fairchild has found happiness in the arms of her husband-to-be, Hugh Denning. A storm threatens her world in the former of her elder sister Eve, who has come home fresh from her latest divorce. Old insecurities resurface and Ann finds herself promising death should her fiancee fall prey to Eve's seductive charms.
03/22/1976 0452 Stampede With her husband murdered by Comanches and their farm razed to the ground, Ellie Tate Gottenschalk makes her way to Cheyenne as part of a cattle drive.
03/29/1976 0457 The Saxon Curse A fortune teller foretells that he will carry out the perfect crime in order to safeguard his betrothed. Armed with that knowledge, the haughty nobleman picks his target.
05/24/1976 0485 A Mexican Standoff An upstanding citizen finds himself the recipient of an all-expense-paid trip to Mexico from a mysterious sponsor and thinks it's too good to be true. Hell breaks loose when he is suddenly charged with fraud and even worse-- murder.
07/22/1976 0500 The Men with the Magic Fingers A turn-of the-century tale of romance and tragedy where a circus owner sculpts a fortune teller out of wax and falls in love with his own creation. Held captive in his world of make-believe, his poor wife has no other recourse but to question his sanity.
09/13/1976 0517 The Tell-Tale Corpse Ernie and Sid, just out of prison, visit the Aunt of ex prison-mate Ted because she has a key that opens the second lock of a chest that contains $100,000. They have the other key. Complications occur after they kill Aunt Grace to get her half of the loot -- she refuses to stay dead.
09/16/1976 0519 Dr. Peterson's Pills The country doctor in Maine appears to have a pink pill cure-all for every ailment, but his miracle skills have a price now to be paid...
10/05/1976 0530 Private Stock A police detective argues with the ghost of his dead wife as he is confronted with the fact that his daughter is guilty of murder.
11/04/1976 0546 City of the Dead During the late 19th century, two scientists explore the Caybridge Trough in the Carribean to a depth of five miles, one of the deepest parts of the ocean on the planet. They encounter a strange city and a civilization of hostile, man-like creatures who attack them.
01/16/1977 0586 Jimmy Valentine's Gamble
A professional thief goes on the straight and narrow after finally tiring of a life on the run. However, an unexpected crisis surfaces in his life and he must exercise his old skills to perform one last heist.

06/23/1977 0670 The Red Circle A middle-class housewife has an unexpected visitor who is an old friend from whom she has not heard in many years. The old friend has an incredible tale to tell that pits her friend against her old friend's husband.
07/26/1977 0689 The Rocket's Red Glare A scientist working on a top secret weapons project commits suicide in front of coworkers. A local cop suspects it was foul play and runs headlong into a case of espionage.
08/29/1977 0701 To Be a Rose A psychotic murderer kept incarcerated in a mental asylum recounts the days of him being a sensitive poet and how he fell in love. But his beloved broke his heart and drove him over the edge.
09/16/1977 0710 Death on Project X A weapons investigator runs into trouble with a routine check at a facility as he meets an apparently deranged scientist who lets him know that they have manufactured the ultimate weapon and plan to utilize it soon.
10/07/1977 0721 The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet The classic Sherlock Holmes tale of a financier father apparently apprehending his son while trying to steal valuable gems from an ancient crown left in his care. Holmes is asked to obtain a confession but he finally solves the mystery from the silence of a suspect.
11/11/1977 0739 We Meet Again The murderer recently apprehended by her husband turns out to be the wife's old flame. She is convinced of the man's innocence and feels guilty for having ditched him. She decides to take the investigation into her own hands along with a bit of help from her husband.
01/17/1978 0766 A Model Murderer A travelling merchant seems like the perfect criminal as he escapes suspicion from both his wife and the judiciary as he pretends to be a charming photographer and rapes young models. But things go astray one day and he has to progress to murder. Has he crossed the line?
03/14/1978 0798 The Impossible Is True Spirits and the image of death stalks a young girl in the estate she comes to own as a heir. A police officer helps her to unravel the mystery.
05/25/1978 0839 The Spy and the Traitor A fictional narration about the events surrounding Benedict Arnold's perfidy about West Point to Britain.
08/16/1978 0880 Raptures of the Deep The search of a sunken Spanish galleon fabled for its treasures leads a Greek diver to find the mythical city of Atlantis and know of its strange history.
09/25/1978 0897 A Table for Two A blackguard threatens a restaurant manager to keep check on her clients so he can rob their homes while they enjoy dinner.
10/02/1978 0900 The Forever Alley A law-enforcement investigator tries to shame his bowling obsessed brother-in-law into paying heed to his family. But he is as yet unaware that the man is prepared to take his obsession to far greater heights. One day, the brother-in-law vanishes in a bowling alley and the investigator discovers that he might still be there - but in an alternate plane of consciousness.
10/20/1978 0908 The Outside Girl Living off his wealthy mother, a good for nothing alcoholic becomes unusually attached to his father's portrait which he painted years ago. Upon waking from an alcohol induced stupor, he awakens to find the portrait gone, together with the new cleaning lady.
01/24/1979 0949 The Burning Bough A woman is convinced that her son's life is tied to the existence of single tree bough in this ancient myth come to life. However, her son's misdeeds bring her despair; and like the Greek goddess of decades past, will she have the resolve to cast the branch into the fire and end his life?
10/03/1979 1018 The Finger of God In this western drama, a young woman is betrothed to a wealthy old man while her lover tries to save her from her arranged marriage!
10/24/1979 1024 Dangerous Memory Weighed down by the guilt of imagined misdeeds, a Vietnam veteran is urged to seek the counsel of a noted psychologist by his girlfriend. He must come to terms with the phantoms of his past in order to save his future.
04/09/1980 1075 Kitty Sharing a love for creatures of the feline persuasion, a New York dancer and her roommate become even closer. A series of bizarre deaths send a police detective and college professor knocking on their door when her rivals are found scratched to death!


5 Responses to Byers Catherine

Tom Mall looking for Bobbie Byers..U. Iowa 1962, knows Bob Bonnard, Iris Brooke...is this you? Am in contact with Bonnard...unwell and living in Brooklyn Hts. Just did a book, your name is in it, Iris Brooke and experience with Old Vic. If this is you, please contact me.

Thomas E. Mall

A couple weeks ago I was burning some audio cds for a friend of mine for a Christmas present. He loves CBSRMT. He specifically wanted episodes with Catherine Byers in them. As the cds I was making him are a gift I was taking the extra time to print them with logos etc. As I was surfing around for a good picture to use of Catherine, I stumbled to her website. I wrote her an email thanking her for her work on CBSRMT as well as other things she has done. I thought it couldn't hurt to ask for an autograph as well for my friend. I told her I would love to talk to her about her experiences on radio and with CBSRMT and Hi Brown. She was kind enough to respond to my email. She thanked me for my kind words and said "It was a fun time to have known Hi Brown. He was a character." She made no mention of a possible chat with her. I mentioned it in a subsequent email as well but it again went unremarked upon so I will leave her in peace. I have attached the picture she sent me. I am not advocating that everyone write her and ask for an autograph. She told me she did not have any 8x10 photos anymore to hand-out but that she would print one for me. I bet she would be glad to get fan mail and maybe provide an autograph if you offered to send a picture or a script to her... I would have done that myself but she offered to print one and I didn't want to offend her.

Anthony

That's a lovely experience. thanks, tony. She also reads for talking books for the blind, and has done so for years.

Matthew

I hadn’t remembered her in CBSRMT, but she’s been a narrator on Talking Books produced for NLS for years. She’s a good narrator.

Tom

Seems like she didn’t show up as an NLS narrator until the ‘80s sometime. And, didn’t she narrate for Dallas Taping for the Blind or one of those other outfits like that?

Tom


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